Brian Jones

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New York, NY

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A Carnegie Mellon University graduate and native Washingtonian (DC), Brian Jones began as a Visual Information Specialist for the Office of Exhibits Central at the Smithsonian Institution.

Brian Jones joined Corning Incorporated in 1984 as a Communications Designer in Corporate Design. As Manager, Creative Design for Corporate Exhibits & Design, Brian’s expertise has been applied to the full gamut of creative problem-solving in two- and three-dimensional design for corporate branding, tradeshows and events, sales promotion and collateral. Now, as COO / Creative Director at Crystal McKenzie, Inc., since 2001, Jones has done multi-disciplinary design for a broad array of industries including optical communications, eye care, automotive, life sciences, and information display, cultural institutions and higher education. 

In 1998, the Smithsonian invited Brian Jones to design the exhibit Speak To My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life. The 5,000 square-foot exhibit was organized and produced by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture, now the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). 

Brian Jones’ fine art has been shown in solo and group exhibitions including Marble Collegiate Church (New York, N.Y.) ongoing Celebrating the Creative Spirit series; 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, N.Y.; published in Seven Visions: The Spirit of Religion in Contemporary Regional Art by the Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, N.Y.; and, Finger Lakes Wine Country: Just Down the Road Outdoor Billboard Group Exhibition and Website Gallery, The Arts of the (N.Y.) Southern Finger Lakes. Brian has earned recognition from Print magazine and the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). Brian also served on the AIGA / Upstate New York Board of Directors.

Not forgetting the value of his educational experience, Brian Jones was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Alfred University, teaching School of Art & Design Courses: Design for Business Vision, Visual Communications, and Introduction to Design and currently teaches Communication Design at CUNY CityTech, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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